SYNTHÈSE highlights two commissions by EBM for saxophone quartet, electronics, and video. This project is the result of a collaboration between an international saxophone quartet specialized in contemporary music and two young composers with unique personalities: Daniel Cabanzo (Colombia) and Isandro Ojeda-García (Spain). These two composers studied in prestigious institutions in Paris (PSPBB, IRCAM) and Geneva (HEM), and are constantly looking to push the boundaries of genre, aesthetic, and form. By presenting this Parisian tour from the 19th to the 25th of March 2018, the Ensemble du Bout du Monde, currently based in Switzerland, comes back to the city where it all started. This project takes the form of a synthesis, a going back and forth between the origins of the ensemble, and its future activities. It is also a way to feature the excellence of the French and Swiss schools of contemporary music composition. The two world premieres will feature live electronics developed in Paris and Geneva. Synthèse, by its double meaning also refers to this important aspect. Through this interdisciplinary element, EBM goes beyond its role of simple interpreters to become real actors in this artistic project through interactions with different mediums and concert venues.
Isandro Ojeda-García – EQUAL #1**
Daniel Cabanzo – Black Under White Brightness**
Nicolas Tzortzis – Lumineux*
Stratis Minakakis – Ta Entos*
Iannis Xenakis – XAS
François Sarhan – Situations
** – World Premiere * – French Premiere
Ensemble du Bout du Monde’s Biography
The Ensemble du Bout du Monde is an award winning collective made up of four classically trained saxophonists from Australia, France, Israel, and the United States. As a contemporary ensemble, they are constantly searching to place art in unexpected and truly unique situations. Through the saxophone quartet, their tool to make art through music, they seek to create a paradigm shift in the contemporary concept of what this already versatile ensemble is. Interested equally in breaking away from the classic view of a quartet, the ensemble members deem it necessary to collaborate in a cross-cultural way between the arts and other humanities. Formed, developed, and trained in France, EBM brings four disparate people and cultures together to envision a creative and innovative collective for which there exists no boundaries or limitations.
Daniel Cabanzo (Colombia, born in 1979). He studied music at the University of Valle at Cali, in Colombia, then composition in France at the ENM of Villeurbanne, and the CRR of Lyon, of Paris, and at the PSPBB with, among others, With Edith Canat de Chizy, Denis Dufour, David Wood, and Yan Maresz. He was awarded the degree of Master of Music Applied to Visual Arts in Lyon2 and a Master of Acoustics and Sounding Arts at the Ina GRM/UPEM. In 2013, he studied at the HEM of Geneva with Michael Jarrell, Luis Naon, and Eric Daubresse. He was awarded the composition prize of Clergy-Pontoise and Roux and Tronchet of the Academy of Fine Arts, and a scholarship from SACEM to study in the Cursus I at IRCAM in 2014. He participates at the Manifeste Academy in the framework of the workshop In Vivo Electro 2015, which is organized by IRCAM. He has realized a project in collaboration with the choreographer, Christian Rizzo, and the artist, City Olive. Recently, he has collaborated with Le Fresnoy – Studio National of Contemporary Arts for their 2016 edition of the Panorama 2016 with an additional audio-visual artist from this school. Now, he is completing his Doctorate in Musicology at the Paris-Sorbonne University and IRCAM.
The composer and multimedia artist, Isandro Ojeda-García (1989) born in Sevilla and based in Geneva, has been educated by Michael Jarrell, Luis Naón, and Pascal Dusapin at the HEM and HEAD in Geneva. He participated in masterclasses and workshops with composers Pierre Jodlowski, Franck Bedrossian, Stefan Prins, et Simon Steen-Andersen. His music has been recently selected and programmed in such events as Forum Wallis 2014, the 12th Festival of Spanish Music of Cádiz, the Mixture Festival 2015 and 2018, the Monaco Electroacoustic 2015, the 37th Foro International de Música Nueva de México D.F., and the 2016 Archipel Festvial. Played by ensembles such as Proyecto Ocnos, Ensemble Nadar, Taller Sonoro, among others. He is, also, the artistic director of the CONTAINER_#GVA ensemble.